For today’s run, I’m joining one of the real extremists in the running community for a few easy miles. Dane Rauschenberg didn’t take up running long distances until he was in law school, and he hasn’t stopped running since.
Dane’s story is unremarkable at first, and probably sounds very similar to many folks that started running after high school and college. And after his first marathon, he didn’t run again for 2 years. Fast forward to today, and Dane is running all of the time.
Here are some of the conversational highlights of our run:
- Organizing a Pikermi race, and pushing to change the name of the Half Marathon to the Pikermi.
- Setting a PR on the 42nd marathon of his 52 marathons in 52 weeks.
- How he found out he has Gilbert’s syndrome, and how that makes his accomplishments even more incredible.
- Running 84 laps on a 1-mile loop in 24 hours.
- The difference between liking to run and liking to race.
Our conversation was a great one, and talking with Dane really makes me want to start doing some serious pushing to see just how far I can go.
I may never run 52 marathons in 52 weeks, but 5 marathons in 5 days? Stay tuned….
If you’d like to learn more about Dane, and stay up to date with what he has going on, check out his website ( www.seedanerun.com ).
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